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February 4, 2020
Danuta Hinc was in conversation with Michael Scott Moore about his bestselling memoir, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast." The conversation was a part of ENGL398R, Writing Non-Fictional Narratives. The event was structured on student-centered discussion on constructing convincing narratives based on investigative journalism, where history, politics, and piracy become the background and purpose of writing.
February 4, 2020
December 2019's installment of the "In Your Ear," held at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan, featured ucille Fuentes, Sabrina Islam, and Lucian Mattison
February 4, 2020
Steven Kleinman (MFA, University of Maryland, 2011) is the winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes the publication of his debut book, “Life Cycle of a Bear.” The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual national book contest awarded by the Creative Writing Program at Fresno State University. C.G. Hanzlicek, the Levine Prize final judge and award-winning poet wrote of the winning entry: “I was instantly haunted by the rhythms in Steven Kleinman’s poems. Through parallel phrasing, he builds a momentum that seems partly song and partly incantation. Incantations can be a dangerous thing, and he does indeed take us to some dark places, but he also has a playful mind that can lead to hilarity (see his poem ‘The Last Supper’)." Read more about Steven's award here. 
January 28, 2020
The Matador Review published Megan Howell's short story "Viva" in their Fall 2019 anthology. Kweli Journal will publish her short story "Blue Beard's First Wife." Megan is currently a fiction writer in the MFA program
January 26, 2020
Brian Richardson read a paper, “Dying Again and Again: Unruly Ecologies of Plot in Contemporary Fiction,” at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present in October in College Park. His article, “I, etcetera: The Poetics and Politics of Multiperson Narration“ was translated into Portuguese and published in Revista Ribanceira 14 (2018) 123-43. His book, A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-first Century: Theorizing Unruly Narratives, was published in November by Ohio State University Press in their Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series.
January 26, 2020
he MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for the Intro Journals Project (2020), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new work by students currently enrolled in AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) member programs: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/intro_journals_project_overview
January 26, 2020
HeadStuff, the award winning Arts and Culture website, recently interviewed Mark Fitzgerald about his book, Downburst. To read the interview, click here. 
January 26, 2020
Maud Casey's story, "Bells of Loudun" appears in the current issue (7) of Bennington Review. Her essay, "Everything is Listening: The Sound of Silence in Fiction," is forthcoming in The Sewannee Review.
January 26, 2020
Sabrina Islam has received an Emerging Writer Scholarship to attend Lydia Millet's workshop at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Fall 2019.
January 15, 2020
Shara Lessley, who earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland, recently published a short piece on Stanley Plumly's "Dutch Elm."You can read the article, which appeared in Poetry Daily, here. 

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